A three part DVD, “Land and Places”, has three separate films.
“Hot Spot”, a terrifying, yet spell-binding documentary filmed at the Nyiragongo Volcano in the Republic of Zaire, gives you the sensation of standing at the very mouth of Hell. Set to the eerie, haunting strains of Bach’s “Toccata And Fugue In D Minor,” Hot Spot is a fascinating visualization of one of nature’s most
horrifying, yet awesome manifestations.
“Colter’s Hell” describes the geysers of Yellowstone National Park — more vividly than ever before. The viewer is made aware of the endless variety of existence and the essentially dynamic nature of the universe.
Rhythms, contrasts, contradictions, and metaphors —these are Robin Lehman’s “Ethiopia”, a fabric of rich texture and weave, spun from the thread that is Africa at its most intense, its most awesome, its most beautiful. An Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Lehman has developed a rhythm and style unprecedented in films of this genre. He tells his story without the interference of narration. The timbre of the film, the pacing, evolves out of a perfect blend of beautifully photographed nature and humanity, exquisite soundtrack, and precise editing. “Ethiopia”, in many ways, is a microcosmic view of our Earth, its evolution, and the sheer, awesome power of nature.
CINE Golden Eagle
Kenyon Filmmaker Festival Gambier
Ohio American Film and TV Festival-Gold
American Film Festival-Red Ribbon Winner
Berlin Film Festival -Golden Bear
International Film & TV Festival-Gold Medal
San Francisco Film Festival-Outstanding Achievement
52 minutes • Color